Zig Zag Hat - $15

Saturday, March 11th, 2-4p

Kelsey designed this Zig Zag Hat as a way to play with color, but it's also a great way to try your hand at stranded colorwork!  Students will work from a colorwork chart while learning how to knit with two colors at a time.  We will discuss tricks for maintaining tension and managing your yarn.  The pattern is easy to remember, allowing you to really focus on practicing your colorwork skills!

Prerequisites: Advanced-beginner skills OR our Classic Hat class; students should be comfortable casting on, knitting & purling, working in the round, and finishing a hat using double-point needles

Homework: Hat ribbing; students should be ready to begin the colorwork chart

Supplies:

  • Worsted-weight yarn in 2-7 colors (we used Manos Maxima)
  • #7 16-inch circular needles and #7 double-point needles
  • Stitch markers
  • Method for tracking chart rows (highlighter tape, row counter, etc)
  • Yarn needle (Chibi)

Skills Learned:

  • Reading a colorwork chart
  • Knitting with 2 colors
  • Yarn positioning and management
  • How to catch long floats